I read the other day where Terry Collins’ job is not in jeopardy. It never was and it is a no brainer that he’ll be back.
Even under the best of circumstances, just how many games does a manager mean to a team overall? When it comes to strategy, perhaps less than a dozen. Managing is about maintaining chemistry and keeping egos in check. There have been a few cases – Ruben Tejada recently – on not hustling, but for the most part this team has played hard for Collins.
The second half collapse is everybody’s fault, from the players not being good enough to management for providing those players. Collins has literally no options when it comes to his bullpen, he’s lost three of his starters, and the offense has forgotten how to hit over the past three weeks.
When thinks look blackest, as they do now, Collins is always pressing his team to play harder, to work harder, to hustle. That’s the essence of a good manager and why Collins isn’t going anywhere.
Give this team some talent, watch it fail, and then we’ll talk about the manager’s job being in jeopardy.